Here’s an instant classic from the chronicles of the Society of the Perpetually Outraged, whose feelings are so tender that even a tongue-in-cheek slutshaming of a fictional superhero suffices to send the social-justice warriors running for their keyboards.
When asked about fans’ unmet hopes that Black Widow would get together with their characters, Captain America and Hawkeye respectively, instead of the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), [Jeremy] Renner said, “She’s a slut.” [Chris] Evans laughed and agreed: “I was going to say something along that line . . . A complete whore.” Renner also joked that “she has a prosthetic leg anyway.”
Reports are coming in that the Black Widow has been so humiliated by the incident, that she developed an eating disorder. Moll Flanders and Holly Golightly are said to be staging an intervention.
Seriously, when people get upset about someone calling a fictional character a slut (it’s probably true, anyway, by design), then the Big One can’t come soon enough.